NBC 5 recently aired a story highlighting Tarrant County College Southeast Campus offering a new computer animation class that’s opening doors for some autistic students. Reporter Larry Collins visited the American Dream City to see how this college course is preparing students for a brighter future.
Tarrant County College freshman Jacob Mueller spent his winter break teaching some young Explorers from Mansfield Police Department Post 1601 about police roles and careers. During the week-long camp, participants covered active shooter scenarios, hand-to-hand-combat, traffic stops, and more.
The University of North Texas recently featured Johnathan Igou, a graduate of TCC’s logistics and supply chain management program, on the school’s main website. Earlier this week, Johnathan, an Air Force veteran, received a bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree with a specialization in logistical operations, becoming the first in his family to earn a four-year degree. Mike Esquivel, coordinator of the logistics program at TCC Northwest, talked about Johnathan’s academic journey.
CBS-11 News recently aired a story about Sergeant Terry Richards, a police officer at Tarrant County College. Richards works in partnership with Cook’s Children Medical Center to spread joy to sick children through the love of teddy bears. Each stuffed teddy bear or puppy that Richards brings to a child wears a replica police uniform made from recycled police uniforms and is named Sergeant Phil Better. These teddy bears not only make sick children smile they also bring joy to all involved in the project.
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CBS 11 and KRLD NewsRadio 1080 recently aired a story highlighting Tarrant County College Northwest Campus hosting Big X 2016. The three day event hosted police, firefighters, public health officials, hospitals and emergency managers from 16 North Texas counties. During the three days emergency responders received training dealing with everything from responding to tornadoes to potential terrorist attacks. More than 3,500 individuals from federal, state and local agencies honed their skills.
CBS-11 News recently aired a story highlighting how Tarrant County College is looking to help the now former students of ITT Technical. TCC South Campus hosted an “Education Fair” geared towards helping the former students of the recently closed ITT Tech continue their education. TCC had financial aid, veteran affairs, and transfer coordinators on hand to help former ITT Tech students find the best pathway to continue their education.
The Arlington Fire Department’s Swift Water Rescue Team spent the evening at a water training facility at TCC Northwest in Fort Worth. This is one of many training sessions to come for first responders all around Texas. The training at the center’s Swift Water Simulator, one of the best in the region, could be the difference between life and death.
KXTA Channel 21 recently ran a story about Tarrant County College’s classes for students who suffer from Autism Syndrome Disorder (ASD). Autism is a mental condition that becomes present in early childhood, it causes challenges in communicating, developing abstract thought and forming relationships with other people. But as highlighted by Channel 21, students who suffer from autism refuse to let the disease get in the way of furthering their education and future careers.
The Autism program at Tarrant County College is geared towards making sure every student who enters the program leaves with the skills that it takes it make it in the workplace, furthering their education and forming relationships that will last a lifetime. Watch the news clip to learn more not only about the core curriculum but how professors ensure that students learn valuable skills that they can use in all aspects of their daily lives.
TCC’s Erma C. Johnson Hadley Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics Coverage
WFAA.com provided online coverage of TCC’s May 24 dedication ceremony for the new Erma C. Johnson Hadley Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics at Alliance Airport.
In recognition of the late chancellor’s 47 years of committed service, the Tarrant County College Board of Trustees unanimously voted, as a hallmark of her legacy, to rename the aviation center due her commitment to positioning TCC as a national leader in aviation education.
The 163,500-square-foot aviation center allowed TCC two years ago to bring its aviation programs under one roof along with the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program, which includes warehouse and transportation management classes. TCC’s aviation programs include Avionics Technology, Airframe Maintenance, Advanced Composite Technology and Professional Pilot Training.
WFAA.com: Tarrant County College names its aviation center after Erma C. Johnson Hadley
Fort Worth Business Press: Tarrant County College Aviation Center to be renamed
TCC’s Southeast Campus’ new Autism Spectrum Disorder helps students by providing specialized training that helps students with academic and social support. The program was featured on CBS 11 News that was also aired by the CBS affiliate in Knoxville, TN.